Wednesday, 14 April 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Zombies: An Anthology - Ed. Christopher Golden


RESURRECTION! The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in backyards, car parks, shopping centres. They devour our neighbours, dogs and policemen. And they are here to stay. The real question is: what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? How will the world change when the dead begin to rise? Bram Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's most popular horror, fantasy, thriller and literary writers. Inside are tales about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardour of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection - the last word on the undead.


Anthologies are always a good thing as they give you the chance to try before you buy other authors. Within this offering from Piatkus is a plethora of established authors who each bring their own touch to the Zombie mythos. It’s a cracking offering, the tales within short and ideal for those journeys to work or just ideal to dip into when you have a spare few minutes. Add to the mix a price that you couldn’t get much for on the book market and its something of a gem amongst titles.

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